Reading Words, Hearing Music

Focusing particularly on the words of Paul McCartney and John Lennnon, Frank Meola’s essay “Reading Words, Hearing Music” is about song lyrics and poetry and the difference between the two.

Frank M. Meola has published work in a variety of forms and places, including New England Review and the New York Times. His recent essay in Michigan Quarterly Review centers on the ambiguities of Hispanic identity in America, based partly on his experience. Three of his stories have been finalists in fiction competitions. He recently completed a novel and is working on a new one. He has an MFA from Columbia University and teaches at NYU. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband and their two cats.